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ICREA opens 20 senior research positions

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ICREA opens 20 senior research positions

ICREA, Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies supported by the Catalan Government, has launched the ICREA Senior Call for 2012. The aim of this call is to reinforce the research in Catalonia through the incorporation of outstanding researchers in the Catalan research community. Successful applicants will have a permanent contract with ICREA and will work at universities or research centres in Catalonia.ICREA has stable agreements, in order for its researchers to be fully integrated into the different research teams and projects, with the seven Catalan public universities, with the Scientific Research Council (CSIC), with 27 Catalan research centres with the Barcelona Science Park (PCB) and the IrsiCaixa Foundation.

Minimum requirements are a Ph.D. degree obtained preferably before 2008, with four years of international exposure at pre-doctoral and/or post-doctoral level. Only very strong candidates with an outstanding research record and excellent leadership capabilities will be considered.

Salaries will be in line with those paid at Catalan universities. ICREA research professors will be subject to an evaluation of their research progress and general performance after a three-year period and subsequently every five years. The evaluations will be carried out by external evaluation committees that will assess scientific production as well as research activity. A positive evaluation will lead to a salary increase.

To this date, in its eleven years of activity, ICREA has hired a total of 278 researchers in different areas of research: 30% in life and medical sciences, 27% in experimental sciences and mathematics, 12% in social sciences, 15% in humanities and 16% in technology. The average age of an ICREA researcher is 46 years old. 18% of the researchers are under 40 years old, 58% are between 40 and 50 years old, and the remaining 24% is older than 50 years old.